PITTSBURGH – Pitt has added to its 2017 recruiting class with the official signing of a national letter of intent by 6-10 center Peace Ilegomah. The talented big man joins a solid three-man class of Rivals Top 100 point guard Marcus Carr, big man Terrell Brown and junior college standout Jared Wilson-Frame.
“We are excited about our incoming class,” said head coach Kevin Stallings. “We are going to build around players committed to one another, the community and the university and this is a talented group of players that will help form the foundation of this program.”
Ilegomah averaged a double-double with 14.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game along with 3.0 blocks per game to help guide the CBD Montverde [Fla.] postgrad team to a 25-7 record and a runner-up finish in the National Prep Championship. The native of Lagos, Nigeria played two seasons at Roselle Catholic [N.J.] prior to doing a postgrad year at Montverde Academy. He is listed as the No. 27 center in the class by 247Sports.
“Peace has terrific size and strength with the potential to develop into an impact player on both ends of the floor,” said Stallings. “He has shown the ability to be a high volume rebounder and has good instincts on the defensive end of the floor, while playing for a couple of very good programs during his high school and prep year. We are eager to get him to campus and watch him grow as a person and as a player for us.”
Ilegomah announced his commitment to Pitt in late January but did not officially become a member of the recruiting class until the spring NLI signing period. Pitt remains active on the recruiting trail with additional scholarships available due to the graduation of four seniors as well as four transfers from last season’s team.www.pittsburghpanthers.com